WEDNESDAY - CERBAT MOUNTAINS (AZ)
The next day I took a trip to Arizona to check out what was going on in the Cerbat Mountains.
I wasn't expecting to see a big green lizard in the road, but it was only there for a moment before it bolted.
The Great Basin Collared Lizards that I'm used to seeing are earthtone in color. I soon realized that I was looking at lifer #2 - Eastern Collared Lizard.
Southwestern Prickly Poppy
Do you know what the deadliest killer is?
Plateau Fence Lizards were the most commonly seen reptile.
A trusty (rented) Toyota that travelled 2,500 miles by the end of the week.
The Giant Agave Bug lives up to its name - those things are huge.
Some movement in the underbrush revealed lifer #3: a Gila Spotted Whiptail.
A friendly reminder.
As I descended the mountains, I decided that I'd come back later to go night herping.
But first, who ever said that you can't combine firearms with food?
The first night find was lifer #4 of the trip: an Arizona Glossy Snake.
I was pretty stoked about the Glossy.
This Speckled Rattlesnake was the second of three different rattlesnake species that I found on the trip.
I ended the night by finding this Gopher Snake. Here he is waiting to get his picture taken.
This is probably a Sonoran/Great Basin Gopher Snake intergrade.